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  • One Saturday Mrs. E.C.B. stalked into the office with an effusion Mr. Underwood said he refused to disgrace the Tribune with: it was a cow obituary in verse, beginning: 0 kine no longer mine With those big brown eyes of thine…. and containing grave breaches of Christian philosophy.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Trish was mentioned in her mother’s obituary from three years ago.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • But it didn’t feel right to just throw the painting away, so on a whim, I looked up your wife’s name on the Internet and saw the obituary.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Wisps of her light hair fall down over her temples and brow, and from this angle she reminds me of the obituary photograph of a younger Mary Burns, the clear, high sheen of the skin, the tender brow.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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  • OBITUARIES—Mrs. Estelle Sapphire of Bayonne was among the first identified at the makeshift morgue set up in the two garages behind Haines Funeral Home.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • The judge scanned the obituary she had cut from Saturday’s newspaper.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • "We take the responsibility of contacting the newspaper on your behalf for the obituary," the man said.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • The obituary in the Tangerine Times said that Mike Costello would have a public viewing tonight and a private burial ceremony tomorrow.
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine
  • An obituary notice from the Poughkeepsie journal pops up.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Someone named H.V. Kaltenborn was uttering one of those prolonged and portentous obituaries—the voice mentioned among other things that Goring had been a drug addict—and Sophie began to giggle.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • There was a brief obituary in the Colored News, but there was also an editorial.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • I don’t care if the New York Times writes an obituary for me.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • We really do not enjoy writing obituaries.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • With a copy of the obituary.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • I could just see it, right on the back page under the obituaries and deed-of-trust announcements.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • The Storm There was no obituary for Henrietta Lacks, but word of her death reached the Gey lab quickly.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • The Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express ran a feature on the "Life of Zamp," which looked an awful lot like an obituary.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • One morning in 2002, more than thirty years later, around the time I am preparing to move from Athens to Kabul, I stumble upon Madaline’s obituary in the newspaper.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • "I just read the obituary," she said after pulling back.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • This young girl kept a scrap-book when she was alive, and used to paste obituaries and accidents and cases of patient suffering in it out of the Presbyterian Observer, and write poetry after them out of her own head.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Harry finished reading, but continued to gaze at the picture accom-panying the obituary.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Suddenly my own obituary flashed in my head: Carter Kane, 14, died tragically in Paris when he was eaten by his sister’s cat, Muffin.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • She looked like she was mentally writing her own obituary.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • I lick the obituaries and the sad memorial poems, the sports pages, the market prices of eggs butter and bacon.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • The obituary of zoo animals that have died from being fed foreign bodies would include gorillas, bison, storks, rheas, ostriches, seals, sea lions, big cats, bears, camels, elephants, monkeys, and most every variety of deer, ruminant and songbird.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Something has sure changed; there have been no obituaries since , He flicked back to see.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • An obituary tinge began to be present in the whispers about Lancelot.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Time passed on, and a paper came to me from the south, containing an obituary notice of my uncle Phillip.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • His ideas for ads like Plumtree’s potted under the obituaries, cold meat department.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Do you suppose that that poor fellow there, who this moment perhaps caught by the whale-line off the coast of New Guinea, is being carried down to the bottom of the sea by the sounding leviathan—do you suppose that that poor fellow’s name will appear in the newspaper obituary you will read to-morrow at your breakfast?
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • "I’d have shot myself, too," he said after reading the obituary in the paper, "if it took me that long to catch a fish."
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • But what about the obituaries?
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • When I read obituaries I always note the age of the deceased.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • One woman said she had read the obituaries but did not know the war hero who was on the monument in Arlington or the sailor on the postage stamp.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • The funerals lasted all week in the surrounding towns, and obituaries filled an entire page in the local newspaper.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • In short, the honorable Judge was beginning to be a stale subject before half the country newspapers had found time to put their columns in mourning, and publish his exceedingly eulogistic obituary.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • In my room, wedged between the pages of a book I kept in the drawer, I kept the obituary from the paper.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • While I sat by he wrote his father’s obituary in the form of an editorial for the neighborhood paper.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Besides, any retraction will be on the same page as his obituary.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Even with Lord Marshall’s bone-shrunk mug on the obituary pages at last, my cousin from the north would not tolerate an accusation of criminal conspiracy.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • While San Franciscans were reading his obituary in several papers, the decidedly undead Neves rode like a man possessed, finishing second or third on all five of his mounts.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • He notices the Lennon obituary pinned to the bulletin board, and then a cassette of classical Indian music he’d bought for Gogol months ago, after a concert at Kresge, still sealed in its wrapper.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • "Better that than me having to write your obituary, Mikael… I’m not sure if you know this, but sometimes I really worry about you."
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • And in only a few years, how many victims have been furnished to the obituary notices by the Royal Mail, Inman, and Montreal lines; by vessels named the Solway, the Isis, the Paramatta, the Hungarian, the Canadian, the Anglo–Saxon, the Humboldt, and the United States, all run aground; by the Arctic and the Lyonnais, sunk in collisions; by the President, the Pacific, and the City of Glasgow, lost for reasons unknown; in the midst of their gloomy rubble, the Nautilus navigated as if…
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Multiply their pleasure at funerals, their chuckling through breakfast, obituaries, add all the cat-fight marriages where folks spend careers ripping skin off each other and patching it back upside around, add quack doctors slicing persons to read their guts like tea leaves, then sewing them tight with fingerprinted thread., square the whole dynamite factory by ten quadrillion, and you got the black candlepower of this one carnival.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • As an obituary notice later described it: With a readiness which was often surprising he could quote from a Roman law or a Greek philosopher, from Virgil’s Georgics, the Arabian Nights, Herodotus or Sancho Panza, from the Sacred Carpets, the German Reformers or Adam Smith; from Fenelon or Hudibras, from the Financial Reports of Necca, or the doings of the Council of Trent; from the debates of the adoption of the Constitution, or the intrigues of the kitchen cabinet, or from some…
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • 401 My friend, blood shaking my heart The awful daring of a moment’s surrender Which an age of prudence can never retract By this, and this only, we have existed Which is not to be found in our obituaries Or in memories draped by the beneficent spider 407 Or under seals broken by the lean solicitor In our empty rooms DA Dayadhvam: I have heard the key Turn in the door once and turn once only 411 We think of the key, each in his prison thinking of the key, each confirms a prison Only at…
    T.S. Eliot  --  The Waste Land
  • He wrote the obituary of Carducci for the German papers—Carducci, you know.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • It is buried in the obituaries, but it is a force stronger than crime.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • THE LAST WORDS ON EARTH When they write my obituary.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
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